Tai Mataki - Bodybuilder

With any shoot I do, I like to get to know the people in front of the camera. I was lucky enough to meet Tai Mataki. A humble, laid back guy, who enjoys a good cup of tea and who also happens to be a bodybuilder.

What I found out was bodybuilding is a sport that requires a lot of hard work, drive and commitment. What makes Tai just that bit more amazing? He had to add learning to walk again to that list, after being paralysied in a car accident. 

Here's a few snaps from our shoot we did before his comp at the 25th NABBA NZ Bodybuilding champs. Thanks to Flex Fitness for use of the facilities for the shoot. And finally thanks to Tai and his lovely partner Kylie, you two are two very cool people.

Time to go for a run me thinks...